The Milbert's Tortoiseshell isn't a well known or "popular" butterfly, but it's one of my favorites.
Last summer, I had the door to my studio open for a little fresh air. All of a sudden, something swooped inside and flew into the large window at the back. I was excited to see I had a butterfly visitor, and even more excited when I realised it was a Milbert's Tortoiseshell! She had a torn wing, but fluttered and flapped almost too much for me to be able to catch her. I opened the door to release her and she flew with strength I wouldn't have expected, torn wing and all. If that's not a lesson in resilience, I don't know what is.
You an also choose to add the bell-jar cloche display.
Tiny etched Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly with two layers of 24K gold fused to fine silver via an ancient technique called Keum Boo. On an 18" oxidized sterling chain with 14k gf beads and a handmade clasp.